07/31/2019 - Baseball Factory National World Series at Pirate City - Session 2 (Ages 14-18) Oliver is an athletic and talented 2021 catching prospect that has a high baseball IQ. Behind the dish, Oliver presents a low target and has a quiet primary stance. He needs to continue to work behind the ball and see the ball into the pocket. He has a good arm and makes accurate throws to the bases. Gaining ground and quickening his release will improve his ability to throw. When blocking he anticipates the ball in the dirt, he leads with his glove, and controls the ball with a soft chest. At the plate, Oliver starts in a closed stance, he loads his hands back, and hunts the fastball early. He needs to continue to get to balance with his lower half, create backside drive with his lower half, and keep the barrel inside the ball. He’s a line drive hitter and used the middle part of the field. Oliver will continue to improve with experience and we hope to see his progress in the future.